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Originally posted by TheBorg
And how is this not misconstrued as a biased argument on the part of the investigative journalist? Doesn't it seem funny to anyone but me that this reporter only listens to the "victim", and intentionally instigates confrontations with a woman that has not been convicted of any crime? The fact that that reporter has one of the supposed victims of this scam with him tells me that this journalist is denying his own objectivity in his investigation. Seems to me as though he has already decided who's guilty and who's not.
So why continue to harrass her until the courts decide her fate? That's the job of the courts, not a citizen.
This doesn't necessitate the actions taken by the reporter. Simply showing the evidence available would have been enough, which the news station had already done. It should have ended there.
Cameramen are directed by the reporters doing the report, so it's the fault of both of them for the actions taken. The reporter could have told the cameraman to shut it down at anytime, but he didn't. That makes it his fault as well.
That's a good point I suppose. She should have stayed away from the site. However, if like you said, they own the site, then she has every right to be there, and the media does not. In which case, yet again, the beating taken was deserved.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
How anyone can say the reporter got what he deserved is beyond me, are you people serious? They can investigate anyone they want, heck even I can investigate you as long as I don't try and gain access to private information. And If I find something I can confront you about it, if you don't like it tough, you have no right to attack someone else like that.
Originally posted by DYepes
If you own a property illegally, you do not have rights to that property. Just like being an illegal immigrant.
S. R. (he's here on myspace: male, 24, south pasadena) Has this thing he did when he was at THQ in Calabasas, he decided he didn't like this one old guy in testing, so he complained that the guy was sexually harrassing the receptionist, it was complete bull#t. The old guy was fired without being told why.
Later while S. was trying to get a job at Vivendi Universal Games, he tried the same thing while interviewing, even yelling across the department when he saw the old guy, S. didn't get the job, but the old guy was fired without being told why.
Then the old guy was hired at EALA, and ran into S. and was all nice and friendly like. S. ran to the Director of H.R. and said that the old guy had been fired from THQ and Vivendi for sexual harrassment and other B.S.. The old guy was fired on his second day on the job, without being told why.
That wasn't good enough for S. though, he had to go onto Fatbabies.com forums (no longer working) and post more #### hoping the old guy would never work in the games industry again. Interesting note: Everytime S. and his friends posted something on Fatbabies, they couldn't provide documenation or any kind of proof whatsoever, in other words, everything they said was a LIE!
The old guy found out about S. and his activities through an intercepted e-mail S.s friend sent to EALA:
From: Y., J. [mailto:J..Y.@vugames.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 12:06 PM To: T., D.; K., R. Subject: Warning about one of your new testers... Hey guys, J. here. Just wanted to warn you about AN OLD GUY, who I heard was recently hired by your QA dept. He worked with one of your current testers, S., at THQ and caused some trouble there from what I heard and he had some extreme drama with our QA dept and our legal dept due to behavior with other testes and from what he posted on public message boards. He then went on to Activision, where he reportedly got fired after two weeks. I heard that he was hired over on your end a couple of days ago and I heard through the grape vine that S. had warned you about him, so he might be already fired, but I just wanted to give you extra warning to keep a close eye on him, just in case he was still working for you. He was always nice to me, but from the verbal and written altercations he got in with several testers, he sounds like he has many issues to take care of.
Well the problems at Vivendi were initialy caused by a small group of testers who were J.s and by extension - S.s friends. The "altercations" took place AFTER the old guy was fired as J. and his pals waited outside the building so they could give the old guy a hard time as he left in disgrace, nothing says it better than to rub it in right? Kick em when they're down baby!
The posting on the "public message boards? It was a private, vetted users only forum, an employee of Vivendi named B. H. allowed management at Vivendi to enter this restriced space, B. was banned from the website for that activity.
Legal Department? They were pissed because the old guy refused to sign an extension of the Non Disclosure Agreement AFTER he had been told he was being terminated. You see, the moment the employer tells you that you are terminated, then you don't have to comply with anything the employer wants. It's legal, it's contract law. The old guy also posted a picture of one of the biggest trouble makers at Vivendi online. Vivendi's Legal Counsel in a nice polite phone call enforced their legal right to coyright and the picture was taken down, no problem, but the guy does look something like Gregory Scott Haidl. Turns out the guy in the picture is the "roomate" of the companies male Paralegal. Of course this is all "extreme drama" according to J., so how does he define backstabbing with intent to cost others their right to an income? Libel, slander and a conspiracy to commit defamation of character? Oh yeah, it's J. and his friend S. and their social group doing it so it's okay!
The old guy was fired from Activision because of a friend of J.'s who had worked at Activision, told them they should, kinda like the e-mail. You gotta love networking and social groups! Now of course all this trouble for the old guy seems to have grown because of this one S. R.. The big question surrounding S. is ... IF THQ, Inc never tells anyone why their employment is terminated, not even the contracted outside employment agency, Then how on earth does a lowly Games Tester like S. have access to all this Human Resources data?
Originally posted by 2stepsfromtop
NOTE: The Old Guy could not get any Lawyers to handle a civil case because the individuals involved did not make enough money to be able to satisfy a judgement.
The companies were exempt due to California's "AT-WILL" employment laws.
A husband and wife accused of attacking a local TV reporter investigating the couple's real estate dealings pleaded not guilty Tuesday to assault, battery and other charges.
Defense attorney Samantha Mann told the judge that he was not getting the whole story because the entire incident involving Suleiman, his wife and Mattes was not shown on television.
(Judge) Szumowski allowed Barraza to remain free on $78,000 bail, but increased Suleiman's bail from $35,000 to $200,000.